As a popular public figure, Kapamilya actress Belle Mariano talked about how social media plays a relevant role in her life.
The He’s Into Her star was recently announced as the new endorser of Philippine telecommunications brand Smart’s new Power All campaign.
In line with this, Belle shared her thoughts on how a smartphone is an extension of one’s self. She said in an interview, “In a way, our most used apps reflect the passions and hobbies that are important to us. I can’t do without my smartphone because it’s my way to connect with loved ones, especially since we’re still in a pandemic and therefore have a lot of limitation in terms of movement.”
According to the 20-year-old actress, she likes to check social media platforms so she could stay updated. “I often use Instagram and Twitter, along with other social media apps where my fans are active. I also enjoy scrolling through TikTok because I get to see the latest trends there.”
She also said that she appreciates it whenever she comes across positive messages about her acting stints online. “I really appreciate it when I read comments or tweets about how my character in a project touches them or inspires people because of my performance. These comments give me a sense of fulfillment and empower me to work harder.”
However, Belle is also aware of the ugly side of social media. She said, “Social media can be challenging at times because of all the bashing and hate comments people deal with on these platforms.” Nonetheless, the actress said that she strives to learn from criticisms, “What I do is to take all valid criticism in a constructive way, so I can grow and learn from them.”
Meanwhile, as she is now an endorser of a huge telco brand, Belle expressed her excitement. “I feel excited and grateful because I’ve always wanted to endorse a brand I really trust and rely on. I am also happy I have the power to do what I want with Smart.”